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Down By The River By Edna O'Brien

Down By The River by Edna O'Brien

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Summary

A controversial novel that challenges the moral standing of the Roman Catholic church in Ireland from one of the country's most celebrated writers.

Down By The River Summary

Down By The River by Edna O'Brien

'Edna O'Brien is one of the greatest writers in the English-speaking world' New York Times Book Review

In the deceptively idyllic setting of rural Ireland, a crime of passion results in an emotional battlefield. At the centre of the crisis a young girl struggles with the conflicts of mind and body, the teaching of her faith and her mounting bewilderment at what she must do. As she tries to conceal, then escape her fate, she finds herself driven to the brink of despair. And then her private - and redeemable - tragedy is dragged into the public realm, and the power of decision is taken out of her hands.

'An angry, violent yet startlingly beautiful book' Independent on Sunday

'Taut and relentlessly powerful . . . O'Brien describes the tug of war between religious zealots and the kindly legal figures brilliantly. The story becomes grotesquely suspenseful and chilling' Literary Review

'Extraordinary and gripping . . . Down by the River is her most exciting and rewarding book by far' Observer

About Edna O'Brien

Since her debut novel THE COUNTRY GIRLS, Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.

Additional information

GOR006827404
9781857998733
1857998731
Down By The River by Edna O'Brien
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
1997-04-07
304
N/A
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